Evangeline Lilly wants more Marvel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 June 2015
Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly hopes her 'Ant-Man' character Hope van Dyne will go on to feature in more Marvel movies

Evangeline Lilly wants to be in more Marvel movies.

The brunette beauty stars as Hope van Dyne - the daughter of Henry Pym and Janet van Dyne, AKA the original Ant-Man and Wasp - in the new 'Ant-Man' movie and hopes her contract will see her become the new Wasp and move into the wider superhero universe.

She said: "I would love to see [her join the Avengers]. Hope is a very, very capable, intelligent and, to a certain extent, lethal woman, even in her own right, without any superhero powers.

"There is that element that she is the Wasp's daughter and a chance to create that is fun.

"As far as the plans for her going forward... I think everyone who signs with Marvel has to sign a multi-picture deal. I'm just crossing my fingers that that turns into something, that they ask me back and that I have to do more movies."

Evangeline feels "honoured" to have taken on the role of such a "kick-ass" woman and enjoyed being "very cold and impatient" on screen.

She told SFX magazine: "Often I think I've played characters who were tough but they're very gentle and caring. It was actually fun for me to try on a character who was actually very cold and often impatient and kind of rude/

"She's an original to the Marvel Universe and of course I'm thrilled to be in good company with Scarlett Johansson [who plays Black Widow in the 'Avengers' movies] as one of the kick-ass females in this universe.

"I'm honoured to be able to play a role where women, their authenticity and their strength are being represented in the superhero universe."

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